FBC Wright City exists to glorify God through Sharing Christ, Equipping Believers and Changing Lives
We dream of being THE church in Wright City that is FOR Wright City. We will be an intentional multi-generational church that is the best church for families. We are united and passionate about being a refuge for our community as we Share Christ, Equip Believers and Change lives.
Man is made in the spiritual image of God, to be like Him in character. He is the supreme object of God’s creation. Although man has tremendous potential for good, he is marred by an attitude of disobedience toward God called “sin.” This attitude separates man from God.
Man was created to exist forever. He will either exist eternally separated from God by sin, or in union with God, through forgiveness and salvation. To be eternally separated from God is Hell. To be eternally in union with Him is eternal life. Heaven and Hell are places of eternal existence.
Jesus Christ is the Son of God. He is co-equal with the Father. Jesus lived a sinless human life and offered Himself as the perfect sacrifice for the sins of all men by dying on a cross. He arose from the dead after three days to demonstrate His power over sin and death. He ascended to Heaven’s glory and will return again to earth to reign as King of Kings and Lord of Lords.
Salvation is a gift from God to man. Man can never make up for his sin by self-improvement or good works. Only by trusting in Jesus Christ as God’s offer of forgiveness can man be saved from sin’s penalty. Eternal life begins the moment one receives Jesus Christ into his life by faith.
Because God gives man eternal life through Jesus Christ, the believer is secure in that salvation for eternity. Salvation is maintained by the grace and power of God, not by the self-effort of the Christian. It is the grace and keeping power of God that gives this security.
The Holy Spirit is equal with the Father and the Son as God. He is present in the world to make men aware of their need for Jesus Christ. He also lives in every Christian from the moment of salvation. He provides the Christian with power for living, understanding of spiritual truth, and guidance in doing what is right. The Christian seeks to live under His control daily.
The Bible is God’s Word to all men. It was written by human authors under the supernatural guidance of the Holy Spirit. It is the supreme source of truth for Christian beliefs and living. Because it is inspired by God, it is truth without any mixture of error.
Christian baptism is the immersion of a believer in water in the name of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit. It is an act of obedience symbolizing the believer’s faith in a crucified, buried, and risen Savior, the believer’s death to sin, the burial of the old life, and the resurrection to walk in newness of life in Christ Jesus. It is a testimony to his faith in the final resurrection of the dead. Being a church ordinance, it is a prerequisite to the privileges of church membership and to the Lord’s Supper.The Lord’s Supper is a symbolic act of obedience whereby members of the church, through partaking of the bread and the fruit of the vine, memorialize the death of the Redeemer and anticipate His second coming.
Excerpts are from the current 2000 Baptist Faith and Message. First Baptist Church of Wright City is affiliated with the Southern Baptist Convention, The Missouri Baptist Convention and the Twin Rivers Baptist Association.
Meet Our Staff
Jayson Hoagland is a native of Robinson, Illinois. For the past 6 years, he served as pastor of Sinking Creek Baptist Church in Johnson City, Tennessee. For 13 years prior to that time, he served at 2 different churches in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. Jayson holds a Master of Divinity degree at the Billy Graham School of Missions, Evangelism and Church Growth at Southern Seminary in Louisville, Kentucky. He is also a 1997 graduate of Missouri Baptist University in St. Louis, MO. After graduation from college, Jayson traveled the country for several years in over 100 five-day crusades as a crusade manager with John Jacobs and The Power Team while living In Dallas, Texas. He has also traveled with Mike Hagen Strength Team Ministries and Team Impact Ministries. Jayson and his wife, Jennifer, have 5 children.
Brother Gary has been serving as the Minister of Music at First Baptist Church of Wright City since 2015. He has directed various groups as a lay leader – including orchestra, choir, hand bells, and worship leader – in five different churches. He has been actively leading these groups for the past forty years.
Brother Gary is married to Barb and has four children and thirteen grandchildren. He has also been involved in community music groups and is currently involved with the Saint Charles Community College band and orchestra.
Brother Gary is recently semi-retired from Boeing as a Tooling Design Engineer finishing a 40-plus year career in the tooling field for various industries.